ingredients
  • Creamy peanut butter 2/3 cup
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup
  • old-fashioned oats 1 cup
  • ground flax seeds 1/2 cup
  • Honey 2 tbsp

If you've been hunting for a healthy snack to keep your energy levels up during the day, you'll love this simple recipe for peanut butter oatmeal balls. Packed with fiber, healthy fats, and protein, these peanut butter energy bites will keep you fuller for longer than classic peanut butter balls. It's a nutritious treat you can eat for breakfast or as a healthy dessert. You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious no-bake peanut butter energy bites: peanut butter, chocolate chips, flax seeds, oatmeal, and honey. That's it! Sweet, but not too sweet and chewy, peanut butter oatmeal balls are a perfect energy-giving snack.

How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Ready to make peanut butter oatmeal balls? Great! There's not much to it. Grab your ingredients and place the peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, flax seeds, and honey in a large bowl. Stir them well to combine, then place the bowl in the fridge for up to half an hour. This will chill everything down so it's easier for you to shape the energy bites.

Remove the bowl from the fridge and form 12 equal-sized balls. That's it! Who knew eating healthy was this easy?

Tips for Making Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

– Use old-fashioned oats in this recipe. If you follow a gluten-free diet, be sure to pick up gluten-free oats.

– If you don't have flax seeds, chia seeds would make a great, healthy substitute.

– There are loads of tasty healthy ingredients you can add to your peanut butter energy bites. Add a little spice like cinnamon or nutmeg, or mix in some vanilla bean paste. You can replace the peanut butter with almond or cashew butter. Or try adding some shredded coconut, dried fruit, hemp seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, or cacao nibs to your energy bites. Maple syrup works instead of honey.

– If your peanut butter oatmeal balls are dry, you can add a little extra honey or peanut butter to them or stir in a tablespoon or two of water.

– To make energy bars, press the mixture into a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Lift it out by the parchment and cut into 12 squares.

How to Store Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Store peanut butter oatmeal balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. For long-term storage, place the energy bites in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Shape the mixture into 12 balls. Enjoy.

Notes

Refrigerating the mixture before forming it into balls makes it easier to shape.